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Backtothemac
Nov 27, 2010, 03:37 PM
Do you guys think it would be worth it to spend the $50 to upgrade from 1.5GB ram to 2 GB ram in this machine with Tiger on it?



TEG
Nov 27, 2010, 03:47 PM
Yes. I'm about to upgrade from 1.25 to 2GB on my PBG4. You'll likely get at least another year out it.

TEG

OrangeSVTguy
Nov 27, 2010, 04:37 PM
$50 seems quite a bit for just a 1gb DDR module. Check Activity monitor and see how much paging out you have. If you do have page outs then it is most likely that upgrading to 2gb will help.

Backtothemac
Nov 27, 2010, 04:39 PM
Well, I have leopard on it now, and it is just to much for this machine. I have Tiger coming to me, but for now I am going back to Panther to see if that helps with Performance.

iThinkergoiMac
Nov 27, 2010, 05:10 PM
What are the specs on your PowerBook? My 1.5 GHz PBG4 runs Leopard acceptably (to me, at least). It has 2 GB RAM.

Backtothemac
Nov 27, 2010, 05:11 PM
17" 1.5GHZ 1.5GB Ram. Everything is laggy with Leopard. Just went to Panther. Yeah, HUGE difference. They say that Tiger is the best OS for these machines.

iThinkergoiMac
Nov 27, 2010, 10:12 PM
Yeah, it really depends on what features you want. If Leopard doesn't have anything you want over Tiger, then it's a great switch back to Tiger. Personally, I like the features of Leopard too much to switch back to Tiger.

OrangeSVTguy
Nov 27, 2010, 11:15 PM
Yeah I liked Leopard over Tiger when I had my 1.33 G4 PB. It was maxed at 1.25gb and it ran just fine for what I wanted it to do. If you are not trying to run 18 apps at once or doing anything with HD video and flash then it will be a nice setup. I think with 1.5gb of memory, your CPU will be more of a problem then 500mb more memory.